The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Human Rights Defenders

Behind Twists of Diplomacy in the Case of a Chinese Dissident
The New York Times, May 9, 2012

Chen's Dramatic Escape Spawns Conspiracy Theories
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2012

江天勇离京换家人自由 (Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Leaves Beijing in Exchange for Family's Freedom)
Voice of America, May 8, 2012

朝阳区法院受理发课公司起诉北京地税局案 (District Court Accepts Ai Weiwei's Company Case against the Beijing Tax Bureau)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2012

曾参与民运并资助维权者 李必丰诈骗案开庭获暂缓 (Case against Sichuan Dissident Poet Li Bifeng Put on Hold)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2012


Net Police in Fresh Assault on Blogs
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2012

The Cost and Limitations of Control
China Media Project, May 9, 2012


Court Debates If Woman Is Guilty of Man's Death
Shanghai Daily, May 9, 2012


Beijing Silent over Expelled Reporter
The Associated Press, May 9, 2012

Official transcript of the Foreign Ministry’s press conference:
2012年5月8日外交部发言人洪磊举行例行记者会 (May 8, 2012 Press Conference with MFA Spokesman Hong Lei)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 8, 2012

For a translation of the questions omitted from the Foreign Ministry's transcript, see:
Chinese Official Questioned about Al Jazeera Reporter's Expulsion
Voice of America, May 8, 2012


學者指十八大推遲至明年機會不大 (Scholars: Delay of 18th Party Congress Unlikely)
NOW TV News, May 9, 2012

China Considers Delay of Key Party Congress: Sources
Reuters, May 8, 2012

Rural Issues

当农民学会开会 “萝卜白菜议事规则”———南塘兴农合作社的“洋为中用” (When Farmers Learn How to Hold Meetings)
Southern Metropolis Daily, May 9, 2012